The award recognises GOLD79’s dedication to doing business in a socially responsible way, including paying the Real Living Wage, having working practices which support employees work-life balance, ensuring prompt payment to suppliers and minimising it’s impact on the environment.

Good Business Charter accreditation (GBC) seeks to raise the bar on business practices. It measures business behaviour over 10 categories: real living wage, fair hours and contracts, employee well-being, employee representation, diversity and inclusion, environmental responsibility, paying fair taxes, commitment to customers, ethical sourcing and prompt payment to suppliers. To receive the accreditation, an organisation must meet all 10 commitments.

Since the pandemic, the company has introduced a number of wellbeing policies including holiday flexibility, sabbaticals and flex Fridays. These have been hugely popular, vastly improving employee well-being, work-life balance and productivity.

GOLD79 is also committed to creating a happy and inclusive working environment and has recently been awarded the Great Place To Work certification. When the team were asked about inclusivity, more than 90% said Lucre cares about everyone (91%), and all are treated fairly regardless of their  race (97%), gender (97%) or sexual orientation (97%).

While delighted with the external recognition received to date, GOLD79 will continue to look for new ways to strengthen how it supports its team, clients and the wider community.